An annual menstrual product drive for women and girls who are homeless, in transition, and without access.
During our first ever #PeriodT drive, we were able to collect almost 15,000 menstrual product items!! That is almost 5x our original goal! Thank you to all the beautiful people who helped join us in being a light.
#PeriodT will return March 2022!
What is PeriodT?
PeriodT is a menstrual product drive that happens every year during the month of March. Basic, common menstrual products such as tampons, pads, menstrual cups, and wipes are collected and then donated to the Black-owned non-profit, Her Padded Truth in Hampton, VA.
Why does this matter?
Did you know that 567,715 people experience homelessness in the United States? Of that, 53.5% of the homeless population are women. This means over a quarter of a million women do not have steady access or access at all to any menstrual products. Many women are left using socks, paper towel, toilet paper, or paper bags as their sanitary napkin. Unbelievable, right? Menstruation is a natural female process all women endure and every female should have access to the proper resources needed to safely and comfortably carry out a natural process.
Why does EyeRmbr do this?
We exist to serve young women and girls so that they may discovery themselves become their best. This mission cannot be achieved if basic, female needs are unmet or to a degree of comfortability. We must first serve and address immediate needs before we can begin to nourish the mind and soul.
Where and how can I donate?
Physical donations can be dropped off at designed locations throughout the month of the drive.
Each city will have point of contact and arrangements can be made for physical, contact-less drop off via car. Monetary donations are equally welcomed and encouraged. To make a monetary donation, visit Her Padded Truth or the Donations tab.
When is this drive taking place?
Donations will be open for collection beginning March 1 of every year. Next year's drive will take place March 1-25, 2022.
I do not live near any of the drop off places, but I want contribute with physical donations. How should I go about doing that?
If you wish to physical donations but do not live near any of the site drop-offs, you're invited to purchase items off of our Periodt Amazon Wishlist. Monetary donations are welcomed and encouraged at any time to www.herpaddedtruth.org
When is the latest I can mail in donations?
If you are mailing in donations given outside of our Periodt Amazon Wishlist, please ensure all mailed donation items are shipped no later than March 20, 2021 to ensure prompt delivery.
I have a question. Who should I contact?
For any questions or comments for clarity, please reach out to Reginé Bumper, creator of EyeRmbr and Periodt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.